Joe Hart is set to make his Premier League debut with Tottenham in Sunday’s derby at home with Arsenal because Hugo Lloris has become a major question of choice.
It is unclear what happened to Lloris, who did not travel with the team to Austria on Wednesday for Europa League tied against LASK Thursday. Jose Mourinho tended to favor Hart in the European competition and was always likely to start with him against Lusk, which he did.
Despite this, Lloris has previously traveled to each of the four Europa League matches away from home this season – he started in two of them. The club has not commented on the potential absence of the captain with Mourinho appointed to face the situation on Sunday.
It’s a headache for the manager because Lloris was in great shape. The goalkeeper has received only nine times in 10 league matches – three of which are penalties – as Tottenham has built the most defensive record in the league.
Hart, who joined as a free agent from Burnley in August, was mistaken for two of Laske’s goals in a 3-3 draw that saw Spurs advance to the European League knockout stages. Mourinho’s other choice on goal is Paolo Gazzaniga, who was not on the team this season. Mourinho could not find a place for the Argentine in his European League team because he exceeded the limit for foreign players.